Future Priorities in Tackling Infections Due to Brain-Eating Amoebae

Naveed Ahmed Khan*, Ayaz Anwar, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui

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Brain-eating amoebae (Acanthamoeba spp., Balamuthia mandrillaris, and Naegleria fowleri) can cause opportunistic infections involving the central nervous system. It is troubling that the mortality rate is more than 90% despite advances in antimicrobial chemotherapy over the last few decades. Here, we describe urgent key priorities for improving outcomes from infections due to brain-eating amoebae.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2355−2355
Number of pages1
JournalACS Chemical Neuroscience
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2017


  • Amoebae
  • brain-eating
  • infection
  • central nervous system


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